The Vikings were some of the only people that continued sea exploration during the Dark Ages. While many societies became less advanced, the Vikings kept moving forward. They were actually the first Europeans to discover North America.
Oct. 2012 Oct. 5Cultural Program: Leif Erikson Day Celebration with The Vikings of Bjørnstad, at Viking Hall, 6:30 pm. The Vikings are one of the most fascinating and recognizable cultures in history - but much of their image is wrong. This exciting and informative presentation by The Vikings of Bjørnstad will clarify who they were, when they flourished, how they lived, and what influence they had on the world around them. Authentic Viking-era desserts will be served following the…
Clash of cultures. According to the sagas of Erik the Red and the "Saga of the greenlanders", Leif Erikson lost his course when he was traveling from Norway to Greenland, arriving into "Vinland" which is claimed to be the island of Newfoundland in Canada.
Erik Thorvaldsson known as Erik the Red , is remembered in Icelandic saga as having founded the first Norse settlement in Greenland. Icelandic tradition indicates that he was born in Norway. Erik's son was Leif Erikson, the famous Icelandic explorer.